Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Land of make believe

When I decided to write a book, I figured I'd write about a sexy Black Vampire.  In my mind, Ryan Gentiles would play a much better vamp than that adorable Twilight Brit.  But then I started doing research and discovered a whole mythological treasure trove.  Who needs an imagination when indigenous people around the world have come up with some fantastic stories to explain their world.

Now I'm walking around with a notebook filled with character stetches, plot summaries, pictures, and timelines.  I stopped trying to remember who had what powers and started writing stuff down.  I even know all my villians.  Villians are hard for me.  Crimes of passion I understand.  You catch me in bed with your husband, I expect a attempted beatdown.  But what makes a Jeffery Dahmer?  What makes a Zodiac kiler kill?  These guys can't be total monsters or society would easily identify them.  The fact that they commit crimes over the course of years, lets you know that they appear normal on the surface.  I'm trying to create villians you love to hate.

Anyway, back to the Aje.  I tried writing book one of the Aje series and nothing happened.  I outlined a workable plot.  Created characters I love and added enough spice to get a reader hot.  But the story didn't call to me.  The story I've started writing is actuallty Book 3 in the series.  I go to sleep hearing voices.

I've also started working on a series of short erotic stories based on songs.   I will add to my blog as soon as I figure out how to do that.  The first is based on "Boots On" by Christian Keyes.

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